Thursday, May 22, 2014

MN Job: Serials Supervisor @ Bethel in St. Paul, MN

Serials Supervisor
Bethel University Library
St. Paul, MN
11 months
.92 FTE
Full benefits
Job #:             PFP0220001  
Posting Date: May 20, 2014

Job Summary
Provide leadership and professional expertise in the selection, acquisition, assessment and de-selection of print and electronic continuing resources.

·       Manage subscriptions in all formats (including ordering, invoicing, claiming, receiving, monitoring expenditures, cancelling, troubleshooting, binding, etc.)
·       Manage access to subscriptions using the library’s integrated library systems.
·       Compile and compare subscription data re: cost, access, usage. Design and produce regular statistical reports as needed.
·       Student training and supervision.
·       Provide support for Materials Services Librarian as needed.
Required Skills
·       Strong problem-solving skills
·       Knowledge of budget management
·       Demonstrated ability to resolve e-resource access problems
·       Ability to direct the work of others in projects and daily tasks
·       Excellent organizational skills
·       Ability to multi-task and to prioritize duties and meet deadlines
·       Detail-oriented and accurate in all work
·       Understanding of database functionality
·       Experience with Microsoft Office Products, especially Microsoft Excel
·       Knowledge of automated library systems
·       Ability to work cooperatively with staff and librarians
·       Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
·       Familiarity with MARC, AACR2, RDA, OCLC strongly preferred
Required Experience
2+ years library related work experience, including 1 year supervisory experience required; experience with Serials, Acquisitions or e-resource management preferred.

Required Education
Requires associate’s degree; bachelor’s degree preferred.

Additional Information
First priority given to applications received by June 10, 2014

Office of Human Resources
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MN Cataloging Internship: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Internship – Library Cataloging
Research Library, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

The Research Library at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is seeking an Intern to assist with a cataloging project in our new cloud-based integrated library system. Duties include enhancing catalog record information, completing quality assurance checks of existing information, and possibly performing some copy and/or original cataloging.

The successful candidate will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week, between the hours of 8 and 5,Monday through Friday. The internship will last until December 31, 2014, and pays $17.50 per hour.

Work in process towards an undergraduate degree. Coursework in progress toward a master's degree in Library and Information Science preferred.
Enrollment in an accredited MSLIS program preferred.

Coursework or work experience in cataloging or using and assigning metadata preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to lift up to 10 lbs.

To apply, go to

Monday, May 19, 2014

Program Students: Keep in Touch!

Dear LIT Program Students & Friends,
If you are a program student or alum, please help us stay in touch with you by providing us with some updates (contact information, program status, employment, etc.) by completing this brief form. Your information will remain confidential and will be used only in the instance where LIT program faculty wish to contact you about something important related to the program. Thank you!
-LIT Faculty

MN Job Posting: Library Clerk @ MN Historical Society

Full posting here.

JOB TITLE: #1132 Library Clerk
OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.
LOCATION: History Center
SALARY: $2,720.00 monthly minimum
STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position
HIRING MANAGER: Head of Reference
POSTING DATE: May 15, 2014
DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by May 30, 2014.
SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Library Clerk to provide clerical
and customer service support for the Minnesota Historical Society Reference department and Gale Family Library, its
staff, volunteers, library patrons and other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services, registration desk
management, and other department clerical support.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) process and fill Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for public and academic libraries and
historical societies; 2) manage the Library registration desk operations; 3) provide clerical support for the Reference
department; 4) prepare the registration lobby, Weyerhaeuser and Hubbs microfilm rooms for public use; 5) process
orders for microfilm, coordinate the duplication of MNHS microfilm for sale to patrons and use copies for the Hubbs
Room, and 6) ensure accurate reporting for Copy Services financial operations.
 High school diploma or equivalent, and three years of related clerical, secretarial, or administrative experience in a
professional office setting.
 Demonstrated ability to work on a team and lead others toward a common goal.
 Experience with standard office practices, procedures and equipment, including the practical application of English
composition to professional correspondence, keyboard speed, and accuracy.
 Demonstrated experience working with basic office software applications, including Word, Excel, Google docs
and sites, and Adobe.
 Strong customer service skills.
 Basic math skills for invoicing and creating financial accounts.
 Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with staff, volunteers, and public in a positive,
friendly, and professional manner.
 Well-developed organizational and time management skills to direct office procedures and workflow; the ability to
schedule personal workload, to meet deadlines, and to work productively on projects despite distractions and
 Demonstrated ability adapt to new software programs, learn new skills, and be flexible in work load as needed in
order to meet program and staff’s need.
 Demonstrated ability to follow directions and effectively carry out complex oral or written instructions.
 Experience working in a library.
 Knowledge of online catalog systems, especially OCLC (On Line Computer Library), Minitex, and MnPals and
experience with using these systems for searching and interlibrary loan processing.
 Experience managing volunteers.
 Knowledge of the Minnesota Historical Society Library and its operations.
TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at, cover letter, resume, and if
applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date
in order to be considered by one of the methods below:
Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide
MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment
will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO
 Applications will be acknowledged - No phone calls please -


Thursday, May 8, 2014

REMINDER: LIBT 1410, "Mobile Technologies in Libraries" being offered this Summer! REGISTER TODAY!

Job Announcement: Visual Media Specialist for Cargill

Visual Media Specialist

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With nearly 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at

Position Overview
This position is temporary and expected to be 15 months long - October 2014
The Visual Media Specialist will digitize original photographs, documents, artifacts, and videos, as well as assist in organizing headquarters’ art collection, in preparation for Cargill’s 150th Year Anniversary in 2015. 

Principal Accountabilities:
  • 40%: Prepare and organize archival originals in consultation with Archives’ staff, enter relevant metadata in databases, retrieve and return originals
  • 40%: Digitize originals using flatbed scanners, film scanners, digital SLRs, and analog to digital video converters, conduct post production editing of still scans, provide reference to digitized images as needed.
  • 20%: Tag headquarters artwork with RFID labels, update database, and perform data quality control.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Solid working knowledge of visual media software (Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat) and hardware (digital cameras, scanners, video players)
  • Understanding of database concepts and metadata. Familiarity with archival handling of artwork and photographic material
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Archival/curatorial/museum coursework or experience desired
  • 1 year experience in managing or using a digital asset management system that holds photography and online video assets
  • Broad understanding of technologies supporting conversion of analog still image and video to digital formats

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Primary Location




Job Type



Day Job

For more information:

Visual Media Specialist-WAY04662